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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello Everybody! First post here. I have a 1.5 year old siamese mix, named charlie.

Here he is when he was a little guy.



My questions are:

1) how often do you dump your litter box and refill with fresh litter?

2) what kind of litter box do you use? (rubbermaid, igloo with the top, disposable)

3) dont you wish your litter box could be more clean (i.e. stains on the sides and bottom you see after dumping the litter.)
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by shivvy View Post
Hello Everybody! First post here. I have a 1.5 year old siamese mix, named charlie.

Here he is when he was a little guy.



My questions are:

1) how often do you dump your litter box and refill with fresh litter?

2) what kind of litter box do you use? (rubbermaid, igloo with the top, disposable)

3) dont you wish your litter box could be more clean (i.e. stains on the sides and bottom you see after dumping the litter.)
Hi and welcome to TCS.

I can't see the picture here at work because of firewalls but will look forward to seeing him when I get home.

I use World's Best Cat Litter for multiple cats which I scoop at least once per day. I add a couple of new cups of litter every 4-5 days. We have the Booda Dome plus another covered litterbox. I only clean the entire box (emptying and washing it out) about once every 6-8 weeks. I was telling my neighbour yesterday that she should switch from the clay litter to WBCL (I cat-sat for her last week and hated cleaning the clay litter). I took her to our litter box and when I took the lid off she had to lean down to sniff and said there was no odour and was rather surprised. I told her the last time I had cleaned it out completely was 3-4 weeks ago which again surprised her.
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank you!! That is about how often I change mine, (I use the arm&hammer).

I have the open top basic rubbermaid, but just looking to see what has worked for the others on TCS. Appreciate the feedback!
post #4 of 22
1) how often do you dump your litter box and refill with fresh litter?

Once a week.

2) what kind of litter box do you use? (rubbermaid, igloo with the top, disposable)

I have three litterboxes that I bought at the store, they're just the regular plastic litterboxes.

3) dont you wish your litter box could be more clean (i.e. stains on the sides and bottom you see after dumping the litter.)

I don't really see that very often. Although I have heard of using non-stick cooking speay on the boxes... but I haven't tried it.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
wow, you dump the whole box once a week? Do you wash it then too?
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by shivvy View Post
My questions are:

1) how often do you dump your litter box and refill with fresh litter?

2) what kind of litter box do you use? (rubbermaid, igloo with the top, disposable)

3) dont you wish your litter box could be more clean (i.e. stains on the sides and bottom you see after dumping the litter.)
1) Once a month. I wash the boxes once a week.
2) Sterlite storage modified to work as a Feline Pine "shifting" box.
3) The only stains are occasionally a bit of feces will be smeared on a wall. Doesn't happen often and easy to spot clean.
post #7 of 22
1) Once a week, it's washed then too.

2)My litter box is a Gimpet Deluxe Cat Toilet

3)I've had this litter box for about 8 months and so far it has no stains.
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
AWESOME! Great feedback, appreciate all the info!
post #9 of 22
I have 2 cats, and 2 litter boxes

i change the litter twice a week, wed and sun and i clean the trays every sun to.............

am i going over the top on this? Its just i find they begin to smell and they have a habbit of not using them unless there clean?

Thanks
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
over the top? no, to each his/her own. Better to do it more often then not often enough!
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by shivvy View Post
over the top? no, to each his/her own. Better to do it more often then not often enough!
In the warmer months I've been known to clean the litter tray twice a week. You are doing what's best for your cats!
post #12 of 22
I dump, disinfect, & re-fill LBs 1x a week.

I use Rubbermaid tubs, the 18 gallons & also the ones that are 2-3x that size(not sure on exact size). I have 3 cats upstairs & 4 downstairs.

I see the cats claws making marks in the sides of my 18 Gal rubbermaid tubs, so I replace them more often.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by holmesy View Post
I have 2 cats, and 2 litter boxes

i change the litter twice a week, wed and sun and i clean the trays every sun to.............

am i going over the top on this? Its just i find they begin to smell and they have a habbit of not using them unless there clean?

Thanks
A lot depends on the litter you use. I just cat-sat for my neighbour last week who uses clay litter. I would definitely completely change her clay litter at least twice per week. I use WBCL and only do a complete changeout about every 6 weeks.
post #14 of 22
1) how often do you dump your litter box and refill with fresh litter?
I use Tidy Cats Scoop. We change the boxes once a month usually. Sooner if necessary.

2) what kind of litter box do you use? (rubbermaid, igloo with the top, disposable)
I use Sterilite tubs modified with an entry for litterboxes

3) dont you wish your litter box could be more clean (i.e. stains on the sides and bottom you see after dumping the litter.)
I wash the box when I change the litter so that's not really a big deal for me.
post #15 of 22
Hi! Welcome to TCS! Your kitty is lovely!

1) how often do you dump your litter box and refill with fresh litter?

I scoop out the litter pans daily. I dump the litter completly once a week. When i dump it- i think take it into the bathroom and scrub it down with Dawn dish soap (in the blue bottle) and a scrub brush. I clean all of the litter pans weekly- it keeps odor away and helps the pans last longer/not stain

2) what kind of litter box do you use? (rubbermaid, igloo with the top, disposable)

I have three covered litter pans for my kitties, and one regular open top small litter pan for the foster kitten. I use the Target brand scooping/clumping litter for multiple cats (same thing as Arm & Hammer Multi Cats formula- but it's much cheaper and MUCH better on smell/not being dusty!.

3) dont you wish your litter box could be more clean (i.e. stains on the sides and bottom you see after dumping the litter.)

Our litter pans stay clean because I scrub them out every week The more you wash them- the less they stain and the easier they are to maintain! It only take a few minutes to wash them too- it's really not time consuming at all!.
post #16 of 22
I bin the whole lot twice a week and at the same time disinfect the tray. I use the ordinary gravel type litter and have a regular plastic tray. To bin and clean out the tray takes all of 3 minutes .
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by shivvy View Post
wow, you dump the whole box once a week? Do you wash it then too?
Yes, I hose it out and use disinfectant.
post #18 of 22
I use 3 Clever Cat boxes. I have 3 cats and use the top entry boxes because one of my cats is a kicker and this keeps the litter in the box.

I have been down the list on litters and have settled on Dr Elsys Precious Cat.
It is a very heavy litter so I have absolutely no tracking. I fill my boxes pretty high so that nothing sticks on the bottom. This litter clumps rock hard so I do not have little clumps that make the boxes stink. You can not smell the boxes even if you sniff them.

I scoop daily sometimes twice if I am on the ball.

I completely clean my boxes every other month but I spot clean weekly. I tilt the boxes and wipe down the plastic with a combo bleach and water. I put a little bit of bleach in a spray bottle and an all natural dish soap and water combo in another spray bottle. I wet a an old rag with the bleach mixture and wipe. Followed by another rag with the soap mixture and wipe. Then I wipe it with water and then dry with another rag. I keep my cleaning supplies in a small bucket and just pull it out to clean. I throw the rags in the wash and reuse.
post #19 of 22
I have a covered box from Tidy Cats. I use Fresh Step Free and scoop daily. Every 2-3 days, I put a layer of new litter in the box. Every 3-4 weeks, I clean and disinfect the box.
post #20 of 22
I dump and refill/clean once a month!

I scoop everyday, but I only have one cat and she has a giant rubbermaid tote to go in...so it doesn't get stinky for a long time.
post #21 of 22
I have been emptying about once every two weeks. Wash it out with hot water and refil with clean litter. I scoop once a day--usually in the evening.

I use rubbermaids with a hole cut in the side--because my kitten is a digger and I couldn't imagine paying $15 for a covered box. I am currently using Tidy Cats Blue label but I am wanting to change to Target brand possibly.

I haven't had any issues with the rubbermaids (granted I have only had Jack for four weeks).

Leslie
post #22 of 22
Well I have only had my kitten a short time, but I will answer anyway..

1) how often do you dump your litter box and refill with fresh litter?
I haven't dumped mine yet and I have had Puff for about 2 weeks, I imagine I will do it every month


2) what kind of litter box do you use? (rubbermaid, igloo with the top, disposable)
I use the ones with the cover, but I take the top off. I use them because they are high enough my chihuahua can't get into them.

3) dont you wish your litter box could be more clean (i.e. stains on the sides and bottom you see after dumping the litter.)
Don't have that problem...yet.... lol




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